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topics tonight, including north korea's latest nuclear tests. and 34,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan, he'll bring home by this time next year. he'll also be talking about new gun laws. several gun violence victims will be guests at the state of the union. a teacher that survives the sandy hook shooting will be in the first lady's box. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords and her husband are joining the arizona delegation. on capitol hill, tara mergener, wjz eyewitness news. >> and we don't want you to miss wjz and cbs's news coverage of the state of the union address and the republican response, beginning tonight at 9:00 p.m., right here. >>> and still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. changes in the catholic church. the latest fallout from the pope's sudden resignation. and rumors about his health. >>> when wjz returns, i'll explain how a new statewide proposal could increase safety at schools and save lives. >>> he went to the super bowl, but came back with someone else's memories. i'm mary bubala. how facebook reunited ravens fans.
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in the u.s. >> what i'm proposing is that we reform our tax code, stop rewarding businesses that ship jobs overseas, reward companies that are creating jobs right here in the united states of america. [ applause ] that makes sense. [ applause ] >> and republicans say they're all for creating jobs as well. but they say the president's proposals don't go far enough and do enough. back to you. >> okay, mary. thank you. >>> hear from a maryland family who attended the state of the union address, coming up at 6:30. >>> catholics packed st. peter's basilica in vatican city. and lined up outside to watch as pope benedict celebrated has final ash wednesday mass as pope. he will retire in less than two weeks. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from the vatican. >> reporter: thousands of faithful gave pope benedict xvi a long ovation near the end of ash wednesday mass. the applause only stopped when the pontiff said thank you, let's return to prayer. the 85-year-old holy father looked tired at times during the lengthy mass. he was wheeled down the cente